“The personality now includes the virtual personality”
My entire family gathers at my parent’s house for Christmas. It is a week long event that ends sometime after New Years Day. I think I have 12 or 13 nieces and nephews. I lost count when my youngest sister had twins last year. I cannot fully describe the experience. You sleep wherever you can...one year I woke up underneath the kitchen table if that tells you anything. Just a few years ago, we were all sitting around in the living/dining room. Everyone was knitting and I mean everyone, even my nephew, who was a teenager. It was the “Year of Knitting”. We made our usual scene at the store making sure everyone was properly equipped for the duration. I might point out that none of us could make anything but a scarf. We could only knit rows.
Just a mere 2 years later, it was the “Year of Outlets” It was the year of the outlets because absolutely every outlet in the house was taken up by a charger or something. You couldn’t find a free outlet if your life depended on it. I rounded the corner coming out of the kitchen and every person in the room was using some kind of an electronic device and many with headphones….. laptop, IPOD, cell phone, MP3 player, and “Rock Band”(the full band version of guitar hero). The world and the people in it are in constant motion.….nothing stays the same.
I find much comfort in the saying “this too shall pass”. I always add “and you can’t stop it from changing if you try”. If I am in some kind of pain or grief, this too shall pass. On the contrary, if everything is cool, even great, this too shall pass…..so enjoy it. This also reminds me to be in the moment…..link up my body and my mind. The present may require acceptance and I am finding that acceptance is the key…….opening up a world full of love and possibilities. If I want to be somewhere else other than where I am, I will miss it.
So we live in the age of computers and such. I fought it for some time. I carried my checkbook around for the longest time, resisting the check card. I really don’t know why. I guess I was stubborn and afraid. Afraid of the check card…..that seems completely and utterly ridiculous now. I will have to remember that, when I am resisting change…..especially the kind of change that is changing with or without me. A 12 yr old, if that, showed me how to use Windows Movie Maker on YouTube. I’ve learned a few things from some generous teenager just being of service, as well as my nieces and nephews. They have gotten much farther than knitting rows of yarn onto a big long needle.
I trust I will figure it all out as I go. I trust that I have all I need. With courage, I open myself up to learning in the physical realm, as well as the spiritual. Be not afraid. I show up for life and do the next right thing. I Honor My Truth!